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Helping the workers in Blue – mPawa

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We know of recruiting agencies interviewing people for various jobs like bankers, lawyers, accountants, managers, etc. These are what we call the white collar jobs. But what about blue-collar jobs like painting, masonry, plumbing, and carpentry among others? Who serves as a link between them and various employers out there. mPawa that is who. mPawa is an SMS software that serves as the bridge between doers of blue-collar jobs and various employers of blue color workers. Innokiq developed mPawa and after two years of establishment has connected many seekers of blue-collar jobs to various employers and vice versa in Ghana and in Kenya.

If you are a blue collar worker mPawa is a great platform for you to be on. For those looking for jobs you can sign up on the mPawa platform and receive notifications on job openings based on the various skills you can offer. With the aid of a mobile phone one can apply for a job through mPawa. Blue collar workers can text “mPawa register” to 1945 to register as people looking for blue collar jobs. On the other hand the mPawa platform will allow employers to advertise various job openings to a ready pool of blue collar workers. Employers can also receive and review various applications for jobs in their company. In order to use the mPawa platform employers will have to visit the website of mPawa and register.

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mPawa is managed by a strong team of young Ghanaians who appreciate the value of blue-collar workers in Ghana. They are Anthony Agyenkum Mensah, Maxwell Donkor, and Kwabena Boadu all graduates from the Meltwater Incubator. mPawa has about 12000 jobseekers on its platform with about 60 workers using mPawa to get blue-collar workers. The World Bank recognizes mPawa as one of the Top 50 Global Innovation entrepreneurs from emerging markets and was selected to pitch at the Global Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in South Africa.

Based on what mPawa has been able to achieve so far, one can compare mPawa to the likes of LinkedIn in terms of allowing job seekers the platform to find jobs. mPawa is really playing its role as a job-matching platform. threesixtyGh recognizes the hard work of mPawa and admonish them to aim higher and to give employers access to blue-collar workers while assisting blue-collar workers to find jobs.

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